Bonus bust – Local trio arrested on drug charges when murder warrant served (Updated)
A team of city, county and federal law enforcement officers got an unexpected bonus when they served a murder warrant against Ladarius Jamaal Crenshaw on September 13. One suspect turned to four after three visitors to Crenshaw’s apartment were found to be in possession of an unspecified but “significant” quantity of illegal drugs and were taken into custody along with the accused killer. De’Antae Deshay Knight, 19; Kenneth Lacell Curry,…
Alleged crimes against child
An Atmore man has been charged with enticing a child and sexual abuse of a child under 12 years of age. According to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, the arrest came as the result of a complaint that was received about an incident that occurred on August 5. Allegations were made that Ricky Terrell Pratt, 19, Liberty Street address, had lured a child under the age of 12 into a…
How we fund the government
By Congressman Bradley Byrne Arguably, Congress’s most important power is the power of the purse. Through funding bills, Congress has an important opportunity to set the direction of the government. Founding Father James Madison called it “the most complete and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people.” Unfortunately, in recent years, Congress has failed at this basic constitutional responsibility. For far too long, Congress…
BOE approves personnel recommendations
The following personnel recommendations by Escambia County Superintendent of Education John Knott were approved by the Board of Education at the regular meeting Thursday, September 14. Resignation 1. Brandy Baggett, elementary teacher, Rachel Patterson Elementary School, amended effective date of August 18, 2017. 2. Kathie Chumley, PE instructional aide, Escambia County Middle School, effective August 31, 2017. Employment 1. Marcia Adams, site coordinator, 21st Century Community Learning Center After School…